Chelsea’s new season under Frank Lampard has been a rollercoaster. They have had decent games, such as the UEFA Super Cup final where they lost in a penalty shootout against Liverpool, and games where the result was not aligned with their performance inside the pitch, like the 4-0 loss against Manchester United.
Although the team is still trying to adapt to Lampard’s style, the defensive performance has been so far their weakest link. Until the last weekend game against Brighton, Chelsea had not been able to secure a single clean sheet during the season, in any of the competitions they are facing.
Meanwhile, Brighton started the season with the right foot beating Watford 3-0 on the first game of the Premier League, but since then they have not been able to win again. In the Carabao Cup, they barely eliminated Bristol Rovers in the first round but were then kicked out of the tournament by Aston Villa in the following round. Chris Hughton was laid off given their weak start to the season.
In this tactical analysis, we go over the tactics employed by both Chelsea and Brighton in the 2-0 victory of the former. Although just starting, in a season that has been so far dominated by Liverpool, Chelsea managed to get closer to European cup places while Brighton is starting to see the relegation zone as they stand 16th just by goal difference.
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